Powder Dance is a visually captivating series by German photographer Geraldine Lamanna. Each image features the strength and elegance of a female dancer, surrounded by explosions of white powder. As the dancers gracefully move across the frame, their motions are echoed around them in streaks of white. In the series, Lamanna is able to capture exact moments of rhythmic beauty set against a dark background that is perfectly lit for dramatic effect.
In an interview with the Huffington Post, the artist says, “I’ve always been intrigued by the beauty of dance, and wanted to catch its essence in photos, but felt that frozen images wouldn't do justice to the emotional elegance of dance movements. Then I saw the music video of Adele's “Rolling In The Deep.” The idea to use powder for my dance shoot, to create an echo of the movement, was born.”
This concept of perfectly timed photographs is so intriguing. If you enjoy this project, then you should check out this similar project by Ukrainian photographer Anton Surkov, a captivating collection of black and white chalk explosions.